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Headlines: News Americas – November 16. 2018

November 16. 2018

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The Caribbean honours its overlooked WW1 soldiers – BBC News

The Caribbean honours its overlooked WW1 soldiers

Ex-servicemen in Antigua think the contribution of Caribbean soldiers to WW1 has been overlooked

Ask ex-servicemen in Antigua and Barbuda about their country’s contribution to World War One efforts and the response will be delivered with ample pride and a touch of pique.

This Remembrance Sunday at 11:00, as they do every year, they will join their counterparts around the world and gather at the nation’s Cenotaph to commemorate their fallen, but overlooked, heroes.

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GIHR Online Newsletter – November 2018

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CRICKET: Chanderpaul receives UWI honorary doctorate

Chanderpaul receives UWI honorary doctorate

PHOTO: West Indies’ Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Here he acknowledges the crowd after scoring a double century in the first cricket test match against Bangladesh in Dhaka, Bangladesh, -Nov. 14, 2012.

West Indies cricket legend Shivnarine Chanderpaul recently received the Honorary Doctor of Laws by The University of the West Indies (UW)), St. Augustine, Trinidad.

Chanderpaul, 44, is one of the most outstanding batsmen in West Indies history. He is currently one of the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Ambassador for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament to be played in the Caribbean from Nov. 9-24.       Continue reading

Where High Quality Abides … The Oldsters Tend To Excel – By Hubert Williams +7 Music videos

Where High Quality Abides … The Oldsters Tend To Excel

  • By Hubert Williams

Bridgetown, Barbados. Oct. 21, 2018 – The new musical norm in the Caribbean tends to be men with little or no education, low moral standards producing too much of the music for local consumption… a surfeit of songs about women and sex clumsily presented; often making considerable sums of money out of it, and, regrettably, enjoying great popularity, prompting the question: Whereto is Caribbean culture headed?

A classic demonstration of where we were (in comparison with where we are) was provided last night in Barbados at the Sir Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Conference Centre, a mile east of the Capital Bridgetown, with Dr. Anthony Carter (“The Mighty Gabby”), Stedson Wiltshire (“Red Plastic Bag”), both of Barbados, and David Martins of Guyana, leader of the renowned Tradewinds band, in glorious concert, to a full house.   Continue reading

Artificial intelligence will change the nature of Caribbean tourism

Artificial intelligence will change the nature of Caribbean tourism

David Jessop

By David Jessop

Among the extraordinary technological advances that will take place globally over the next decade, the most potent for the Caribbean may be artificial intelligence (AI).

This is because its rapid introduction into almost every commercial aspect of tourism means that it will change fundamentally the relationship between visitors, destinations and profitability.

AI is fast becoming a pervasive business tool for those who sell travel, vacations, and services to visitors.        Continue reading

RECIPES From Guyana and the Caribbean – From Guyana Outpost archive

  We have now recovered the links to these recipes from the archives

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Politicians who deal with techno-mercenaries are playing with fire – By Mohamed Hamaludin

Politicians who deal with techno-mercenaries are playing with fire

By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

In their heyday, Cambridge Analytica and its parent company Strategic Communications Laboratories (SCL) became notorious for using Facebook data to influence the outcome of elections until the notoriety forced them to shut down in May.

Add racism to the sins of their CEO Alexander Nix.  The Guardian reported earlier this month that email exchanges in 2010 showed Nix used the “n-word” to refer to now Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley and Senator Lucille Moe. The racist slur came after their Barbados Labour Party rejected an offer to manage their election campaign.  “We were not comfortable working with them so we took a decision not to engage their services,” Moe later told the Guardian.     Continue reading

Guyana Memories: “I’ll always Remember” and “I’ll never Forget” – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Dave Martins with Farrier

Like so many Guyanese and many other nationals around the world, I am a Dave Martins fan. I love his music with that rich bouncy Caribbean beat. I love his lyrics, always with something to learn and think about. And during the past decade or so, I have come to enjoy reading his weekly column in the Sunday Stabroek News.

In a more recent article entitled “Lessons I never forgot”, in which he was reflecting on his learning experiences while an up-and-coming musical entertainer, I couldn’t help observing his use of the term, “I never forgot”,  which was in the Headline.  It got me to thinking of something I was doing unwittingly for many decades, with the use of that term,  “I’ll never forget”, and it’s twin, “I’ll always remember”, and realised that somehow I was using both terms, which I suppose means the same thing, very selectively.    Continue reading

Barbados: Hundreds of Government Workers to lose jobs – PM Mia Mottley

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Monday October 15, 2018 – Hundreds of government workers in Barbados – but not more than 1,500, mostly in temporary positions, will be laid off over the coming weeks as the Government continues to execute its International Monetary Fund(IMF)-supported economic recovery and transformation plan.

In a televised address to the nation yesterday evening, Prime Minister Mia Mottley dismissed rumours that thousands of civil servants would go on the breadline, and outlined a series of strategies to help those who would be, cope.           Continue reading

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